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Why I’ll Never Regret Saying Yes: A Journey Towards Freedom

Three years ago today I took a leap of faith, I said YES!

I didn’t know what I was doing, how I was going to get there, or really anything about the industry that I was diving into head first, all I knew was that something in my life had to change, and this was my opportunity. I made the decision to say no to fear, and say yes to opportunity and possibility, yes to a major life change.

I will never be able to fully express of make you understand the deep gratitude that I feel for everything that’s unfolded over the past three years as a result of this decision. I wish I could help you understand the sheer magnitude of emotions and radical changes that I’ve experienced. All I can do is share my story, where I was, where I am today, and what I’m committed to continue creating as I move forward in my never ending quest for freedom.

Freedom is a word you’ll hear me use a lot as I describe my life, my goals, and my hopes for every single person that I encounter. The truth of the matter is, freedom looks a little bit different and means something unique to each of us. For me freedom is the ability to eliminate financial stress and worry, the means to live a life on my terms, and the ability to have the time I desire to spend my days as I wish. It’s the power to be the stay a home mother I’ve always longed to be, but at the same time be a powerful leader and change maker in my community both in my own backyard, and globally through the connections I make each day through social media. It’s showing up in the world exactly as I am meant to be, and doing the things that my heart desires. It’s serving no one but myself and my own passions, it’s creating a life that allows me to be at my highest potential, with every cell of my being vibrating at it’s highest frequency.

3 years ago I was working a dead end job (shout out to my Starbucks Baristas, I’ve got mad respect for what you do), and trying to hone my passion and build a business that I loved. I had poured well over 6 months of tireless effort into building my Nutrition business (what I thought was my true calling, but now I realize is only a small part of the puzzle), quickly approaching burnout. I felt torn between two worlds, one where I would go to my job, throw on my apron and up sell cookies and processed pastries all day, only to come home and preach about how those foods are killing us. I felt like a fraud, and my soul wasn’t being nourished in the slightest. My business though slowly and steadily growing wasn’t nearly as lucrative as I anticipated, and was far more physically and emotionally draining than I ever imagined possible. I was stuck, I was frustrated and on the edge of hopelessness. Thankfully the Universe brought me exactly what I needed, an opportunity to rethink my life and radically change everything.

The beautiful Stephanie Packer, another local RHN magically walked into my life. We connected through social media, and both knew we had to meet. What I didn’t know at the time, is that Steph was holding the key and answers that I had been desperately searching for.

It’s so wild to me to think back and remember that all it took to create a massive ripple effect in my life was two tea dates, hours of inspiring conversation, and a relatively small investment. How could I have known then that it would result in the life that I’m living now?

In the three years that I’ve been building my empire, and actively manifesting financial freedom I’ve experienced the most amazing transformations in all areas of my life. Being partnered with a health company allowed me access to the highest quality nutritional products (which at the time I thought I would never need) that have made an immense impact on my health and wellbeing. I’ve had so many personal testimonials that I never anticipated, and I’m truly at the healthiest I’ve ever been, even after having a baby. There is no end to the gratitude and love that I have for this company, I’ve seen these products change lives time and time again. As if witnessing my health transform wasn’t enough, I’ve also experienced a radical transformation with my bank account. Within three months of taking the plunge and saying yes, I left my soul sucking job and created the space in my life to pursue what I’m truly passionate about, yoga and women’s empowerment. It’s one thing entirely to run your own business, but a whole other to do it and be financially successful. We’ve added a baby to the family, purchased a home and I’ve still been able to grow our savings and donate more than I ever have in the past to my favourite charities. For the first time in my life I don’t have the money stresses that I grew up thinking we’re unavoidable. I’ve entered a place of abundance both in the physical sense, but also in my mindset. It’s such a freeing and empowering feeling! Something I truly want for everyone.

The other major shift and change that I’ve experienced over the years is my confidence. Being surrounded by a group of likeminded individuals who love and support you in all that you do is phenomenal. What that does for your confidence is even better. I’m at a place in my life where I chase after what I want with this fearless energy and drive because I know I have a team of hundreds of empowered women who wholeheartedly believe in me and all that I’m doing. When you have a tribe of women behind you, you truly become unstoppable. Everyone deserves this kind of community, to feel empowered, and to know that you can achieve anything.

Just this past year I was able to travel the globe with my daughter. We travelled to Utah twice, made it to Mexico for a Yoga retreat, experienced Dominican where I had the chance to share my passion for social media marketing, and even made a few trips within Canada. I’ve created a life that integrates travel beautifully, and allows me to live the lifestyle I thought was only possible for a select few, the “lucky ones”. This year we have loads more travel plans and adventures on the books, and I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to share these experiences with my daughter. That would never be possible had a not said yes.

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This post isn’t meant to be a big fat brag, or a “look what I’ve created, aren’t I awesome”. It’s meant to open your eyes to what’s possible in your life. To encourage you to reevaluate where you are, and play around with where you want to me. To help you tare down the walls of limitation, and open up your mind to infinite possibilities. If a 23 year old High School flunky can create this type of lifestyle, whats stopping you?

There are far to many of us playing small and allowing the “what if’s” or fear of failure hold us back. I beg you to get out of your head, and start listening to your heart. Everyone deserves to live a life that leaves them feeling fulfilled each and every day. A life that allows them to live out their passions, to spend time with their loved ones, and enjoy each and every moment. We weren’t put on this earth simply to pay bills and die, we we’re sent here to LIVE.

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My heart is bursting with gratitude, and love for my incredible tribe. The life I have today would have never been possible without my partnership with Luscious Life Design and USANA Health Sciences. So thank you for all that you do, for the lives that you’ve help set free, for the health that you support, and the dreams that you make come true.

If you’re ready to explore what your life could look like 3 years from today should you say Yes I would so love to connect. In honour of my 3 year anniversary with LLD and USANA I’m opening up 4 new spots in my 1 on 1 mentorship program. This is only for those who are serious about radically changing their lives, committed to releasing excuses and focusing on creating results, and anyone who desperately wants to create freedom and has reached the place in their lives where there willing to do whatever it takes. I’m only interested in those who are highly committed, open and coachable, and ready to make shifts starting today. I’m never going to tell you it’s easy, but I can promise you that it is absolutely worth it. There’s absolutely no reason you can’t have the life you’ve always dreamed of, and I would love the opportunity to help make that happen.

Here’s to the power of saying no to fear, and jumping in head first!

xx Lindsay

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2 Comments

  • Reply Samantha @ What's Up, USANA? April 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Great post Lindsay!

    • Reply LindsayUmlahRHN April 6, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much Samantha, It’s been such a blessing for me and my family. So excited to continue the journey and see where the next 3 years will take us.

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